If you know who this is, you’ll know where I’ll be tomorrow

Extra credit: why is he famous?

I’m up and out before dawn tomorrow and not back until after the sun sets. Have fun without me, but not too much fun!!

PS: Grayson called to say he misses me and wonders if he can come back for a second playdate. He promised not to meow so much. 😀

5 thoughts on “If you know who this is, you’ll know where I’ll be tomorrow

  1. Worth a read: http://www.dsdi1776.com/signers-by-state/caesar-rodney/

    Perhaps you might favor your eager readership with a photo tour of the slaves quarters of the Byfield Historic District.

    And while we are on that subject, you might want to touch on the third verse of our national anthem.
    Here is what some of yesterday’s NFL commotion was about.

    From: https://theintercept.com/2016/08/28/colin-kaepernick-is-righter-than-you-know-the-national-anthem-is-a-celebration-of-slavery/

    [Regarding the War of 1812]:
    “One of the key tactics behind the British military’s success was its active recruitment of American slaves. As a detailed 2014 article in Harper’s explains, the orders given to the Royal Navy’s Admiral Sir George Cockburn read:

    Let the landings you make be more for the protection of the desertion of the Black Population than with a view to any other advantage. … The great point to be attained is the cordial Support of the Black population. With them properly armed & backed with 20,000 British Troops, Mr. Madison will be hurled from his throne.

    Whole families found their way to the ships of the British, who accepted everyone and pledged no one would be given back to their “owners.” Adult men were trained to create a regiment called the Colonial Marines, who participated in many of the most important battles, including the August 1814 raid on Washington.

    Then on the night of September 13, 1814, the British bombarded Fort McHenry. Key, seeing the fort’s flag the next morning, was inspired to write the lyrics for “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

    So when Key penned “No refuge could save the hireling and slave / From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,” he was taking great satisfaction in the death of slaves who’d freed themselves. His perspective may have been affected by the fact he owned several slaves himself.

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